Portland Base Ball Club

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Nick Name Portland Base Ball Club
Earliest Known Date 1858
Location Portland, ME, United States

From Protoball Entry #1858.35 – New York Game Seen in Boston: Portland [ME] 47, Tri-Mountains 42.

"It took awhile but this modern game – and its popularity – moved steadily north. By 1858 we know it had arrived in Maine . . . because an article in the September 11th issue of the Portland Daily Advertiser heralded the fact that the Portland Base Ball Club had ventured to Boston to play the Tri-Mountain Base Ball Club of that city. The game was played September 9th on the Boston Common." Portland won, 47- 42.

"Anderson, Will, Was Baseball Really Invented in Maine? (Will Anderson, publisher, Portland, 1992), page 1.

Query: Can we find the original Portland article, or otherwise confirm the date the the PBBC came into existence? 

Date confirmed--see "games" below. [ba]

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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1858 1 Played 1 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1859 4 Played 2 Won 2 Lost 0 Tied
1860 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1858-09-09 Boston MA Portland Base Ball Club Tri-Mountain Club of Boston 47 - 42 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-06-28 Portland ME Portland Base Ball Club Tri-Mountain Club of Boston 21 - 14 ME Craig Waff; Brian Sheehy
Ballgame 1859-09-02 Portland ME Portland Base Ball Club Machigonne Club of Portland 13 - 44 Bob Tholkes
Ballgame 1859-09-15 Portland ME Portland Base Ball Club Forest City Club of Portland 38 - 22 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-11-08 Boston MA Tri-Mountain Club of Boston Portland Base Ball Club 33 - 20 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-21 Portland ME Sagamore Club of Portland Portland Base Ball Club 24 - 22 Craig Waff

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Portland had 26,000 residents in 1860 and 31,000 in 1870.